Polarization bistability and switching in magnetophotonic structures with nonlinear cavity

Vladimir R. Tuz, Sergei Zhukovsky, Sergey L. Prosvirnin

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Abstract

It is shown that a one-dimensional magnetophotonic crystal with a nonlinear cavity layer exhibits bistable optical response accompanied by abrupt polarization switching between two circular or elliptical polarizations for transmitted and reflected waves. The effect is explained in terms of field localization at cavity-mode spectral resonances and can be used in the design of thin-film tunable optical isolators and polarization transformation devices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Fifth International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Nano-Photonics : TaCoNa-Photonics 2012
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Publication date2012
Pages170-172
ISBN (Print)978-0-7354-1084-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Nano-Photonics: TaCoNa-Photonics 2012 - Bad Honnef, Germany
Duration: 24 Oct 201226 Oct 2012
http://www.tacona-photonics.org/

Conference

Conference5th International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Nano-Photonics
CountryGermany
CityBad Honnef
Period24/10/201226/10/2012
Internet address
SeriesA I P Conference Proceedings Series
Volume1475
ISSN0094-243X

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